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  • INS Sarvekshak On A Deployment To Mauritius

    19 hours ago
    The hydrographic survey ship INS Sarvekshak is being deployed to Mauritius to conduct joint hydrographic surveys with its counterparts in Mauritius. Highlights: ♦ During the deployment process, Mauritian personnel will also be trained in advanced hydrological equipment and practices. The ship began to conduct hydrological surveys on the "deep sea area of Port Louis". ♦ INS Sarvekshak is a professional survey ship, equipped with the most advanced survey equipment, such as deep sea multi-beam echo sounder, side scan sonar and fully automatic digital measurement and processing system. ♦ In addition, the ship is also equipped with an integrated Chetak helicopter, which will be widely deployed during the investigation. ♦ In the past few years, INS Sarvekshak has conducted various foreign cooperation investigations in Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Kenya.  

    Implementation Plan For School Education - SARTHAQ

    19 hours ago
    The Minister of Education issued an indicative and recommended implementation plan for school education, called SARTHAQ. Highlights: ♦ In order to achieve the goal of NEP2020 and assist the states/UT to carry out this work, the overall progress of students and teachers is carried out through quality education or SARTHAQ. ♦ The plan aims to provide comprehensive development for primary and secondary school students. ♦ It will also establish a safe, secure, inclusive and conducive learning environment for students and teachers. ♦ The main focus is to define activities in a way that clearly describes goals, results and timetables, that is, it links NEP recommendations with 297 tasks and responsible agencies, timetables and 304 outputs of these tasks.  

    COVID Vaccine Drive - Tika Utsav

    19 hours ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the chief ministers of all countries to organize Tika Utsav. Tika Utsav is a vaccine festival. The event will be held from April 11, 2021 to April 14, 2021.  Highlights: ♦ The main purpose of the festival is to vaccinate as many people as possible. It will also focus on a zero-waste COVID-19 vaccine. ♦ Currently, the three states are receiving the largest number of COVID-19 doses. They are Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. ♦ COVAXIN and COVISHIELD are the two main COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in India. ♦ So far, India has shipped 64 million vaccine doses to 84 countries/regions in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The main recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine in India are Mexico, Canada and Brazil.  ♦ According to the vaccination plan, the Indian government plans to cover 250 million people in the “high priority” category by July 2021. ♦ COVAXIN is a government-supported vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech. The effective rate is 81%. More than 27,000 participants participated in the Phase III trial of the COVAXIN vaccine. Take COVAXIN in two divided doses. ♦ The time interval between doses is four weeks. COVAXIN is made from dead COVID-19 virus. ♦ The COVISHIELD vaccine is produced by Astra Zeneca. Locally, COVISHIELD is produced by the Serum Institute of India. It is made from a weakened version of a common virus from chimpanzees (called adenovirus). The virus has been modified to be more like the COVID-19 virus. It is given in two doses. ♦ Unlike several other COVID-19 vaccines, COVAXIN and COVISHIELD can be stored at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Other COVID-19 vaccines (such as the Moderna vaccine) must be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius and can only be moved a limited number of times. As the summer temperature in India reaches 50 degrees Celsius, it is extremely challenging to administer such vaccines in India.  

    Online Dispute Resolution Handbook - NITI Aayog

    20 hours ago
    NITI Aayog will publish an online dispute resolution manual. This is an invitation to business leaders to adopt online dispute resolution solutions. Highlights: ♦ The manual emphasizes the need for companies to adopt online dispute resolution mechanisms. According to the manual, online dispute resolution (ODR) is the resolution of disputes outside the court. This is mainly used to solve small and medium-sized cases using digital technology. Online dispute resolution uses alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technologies such as mediation, negotiation and arbitration. ♦ The United Nations International Law Commission adopted the "UNCITRAL Mediation Rules" in 1980 and the "Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration" in 1985. ♦ The United Nations recommends the use of the "Model Law" and the rules to resolve disputes arising in international commercial relations. The 1996 Arbitration and Settlement Act. The law incorporates a number of uniform principles for UNCITRAL to resolve disputes in turn. ♦ Alternative dispute resolution is an alternative to court resolution. However, it has recently become expensive. On the other hand, online dispute resolution is cheap. ♦ The availability of arbitrators in alternative dispute resolution is insufficient. The online dispute resolution mechanism also solves this problem because searching for arbitrators online is simple and fast. ♦ ODR is a process of using digital technology to resolve disputes outside the court. It combines the technology of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. However, both ODR and ADR are committed to achieving the same goal. ♦ Online dispute resolution in India is still in its infancy. With the rapid development of the Indian e-commerce industry, the number of disputes related to online transactions has increased at a faster rate. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched an online consumer dispute resolution platform to resolve this issue.  

    Anamaya - Tribal Health Collaborative

    4 days ago
    The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare recently launched a tribal health cooperative called "Anamaya". Highlights: ♦ This is a multi-stakeholder initiative. It was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in cooperation with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. ♦ The plan will also be supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Piramal Foundation. ♦ The main goal of the plan is to enhance the health and nutrition ecosystems of tribal communities in India ♦ The cooperative will establish a national tribal health committee and a tribal health team to monitor the health care needs of tribal areas. In addition, Anamaya will implement the "Tribal Health Action Plan." ♦ It will bring together the efforts of government agencies and organizations to improve the health and nutritional status of the country’s tribal communities. ♦ The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs jointly launched the "Tribal Tuberculosis Initiative" to achieve the goal of "Achieving "TB Muqbalat" (ie "No Tuberculosis in India") by 2025.  

    Madhukranti Portal and Honey Corners Launched

    4 days ago
    Cantral Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Madhukranti portal and NAFED's Honey Corners to promote the Honey Mission of India. Highlights: ♦ The Madhukranti portal is an initiative of the National Bee Commission. It operates under the national beekeeping and honey mission. ♦ The main goals of the Madhukranti portal are as follows: The portal was developed to achieve the traceability of the source of honey and honeycomb products on a digital platform. In addition, the platform will also help to check the quality of honey and the source of adulteration. ♦ The portal will help increase farmers’ income, promote exports and increase employment opportunities. The portal will maintain a database of all stakeholders related to honey production, marketing chain, hive production and sales. This will increase the scope of honey's access to the international market. In this way, you can easily contact stakeholders. ♦ The honey corner is a special space for selling honey. It is operated by NAFED. NAFED is the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation. NAFED has developed 14-15 honey horns. Most of the upcoming 200 major NAFED stores will develop more honey corners. This will promote market support for honey. ♦ Bank of India is a technology and banking partner for digital platform development. The bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Bee Industry Commission to implement the platform. ♦ The National Beekeeping and Honey Mission is a central departmental plan approved by the Indian government with an amount of 5 billion rupees. It aims at scientific beekeeping and honey production. The main purpose of the mission is to achieve the goal of "sweet revolution". The Indian government has been setting up quality testing laboratories to solve the tasks related to the quality of bees.  

    Vigilance Officers To Have Restricted Tenure

    4 days ago
    From now on, officials from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will be transferred every three years. Highlights: ♦ CVC revised the guidelines related to the transfer and dispatch of officials in the vigilance units of government organizations. ♦ The term of office may be extended by three years, albeit at a different release location. ♦ CVC believes that an official's excessive stay in the vigilant department may generate vested interests, in addition to causing unnecessary complaints or allegations. ♦ The new standard ensures the transparency, objectivity and uniformity of the method. ♦ The order says that after transfer from the vigilance unit, there will be a mandatory cooling-off period of 3 years before anyone can be considered again for posting it on the unit.  

    Directorate General of Training Vocational Training

    4 days ago
    The Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship is the supreme institution that develops and coordinates programs related to vocational training (including women’s vocational training) at the national level. DGT also conducts vocational training programs in certain professional fields through field institutes under its direct control. Major functions of the DGT: ♦ Formulate overall policies, vocational training guidelines and standards. ♦ Diversify, update and expand training facilities in the training of craftsmen. ♦ Organize and conduct specialized training and research in specially established training institutions. ♦ In accordance with the Apprenticeship Act of 1961, implement, regulate and expand the scope of apprenticeship training. ♦ Organize vocational training programs for women. ♦ Provide career guidance and employment counseling. ♦ Provide assistance to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes and disabled persons in their paid employment and self-employment capabilities.  

    Chief Justice of India - Ramana

    4 days ago
    Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was appointed Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the supreme head of the Indian Judiciary System. The Chief Justice is the head of the Supreme Court, responsible for case allocation and appointment of the constitutional body that handles important legal matters. Article 145 of the Constitution deals with the Chief Justice of India the right to assign related matters to the judges.  

    Lab on Wheels New Education Scheme in Delhi

    4 days ago
    Deputy CM Manish Sisodia unveiled the Wheel Technology Lab on Tuesday, which is part of the Delhi Technical University (DTU) "Education Reach You" program.  Highlights: ♦ The laboratory will provide science education for students and disadvantaged children of Delhi government schools. The minister also unveiled DTU’s new classroom complex Pragya Bhawan and the new centre of the design department.  ♦ The wheeled laboratory is a vehicle equipped with 17 computers, two A customized bus with a computer. Televisions, a 3D printer, cameras and ordinary printers will be pulsating in the city to provide educational lectures, tutoring and teaching to students, which is part of its expansion plan to guide students in the development of mathematics, science and advanced technology.  ♦ The establishment of school infrastructure alone is not enough to cause a large-scale education movement. We need to authorize our educational institutions to set minimum benchmarks and resolutely ensure that all students who graduate from our institutions can stand up.  

    PLI Scheme for Air Conditioners and LED Lights - White Goods

    4 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) plan for white goods (air conditioners and LED lights) with a budget of Rs. 62.38 billion. Highlights: ♦ The PLI plan for goods manufactured in India will provide companies engaged in the manufacture of air conditioners and LED lights with incentives of 4% to 6% for the incremental sales of goods manufactured in India within five years. ♦ Entities that enjoy benefits under other government PLI programs. India will not be eligible for this program. It will be implemented as a pan-India plan. ♦ The plan may benefit many global and domestic companies, including many small and medium enterprises. ♦ Benefits: It is estimated that in five years, the PLI plan will bring incremental investment in Rs. Incremental products worth 7.9 billion rupees, valued at rupees. 1,68,000 crore, the export value was 64,400 crore, the direct and indirect income was 49,300 crore, and 4 billion direct and indirect jobs were created. ♦ White goods: A large household appliance, also called a large household appliance or a large electrical appliance, is a non-portable or semi-portable machine used for routine daily housekeeping tasks such as cooking, washing clothes or preserving food. Such devices are sometimes collectively referred to as white goods because these products are traditionally white, although many colors are now available.  

    Sankalp se Siddhi Drive TRIFED

    6 days ago
    The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Sankalp se Siddhi -Village and Digital Connect Drive. The main purpose of the drive is to activate Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in the village. Highlights: ♦ The event will require 150 teams (10 teams for TRIFED and state implementing agencies/counseling agencies/partners in each region) to visit 10 villages respectively. Therefore, 100 villages in each region and 1,500 villages across the country will be covered. ♦ The visiting team will also determine the location and shortlist potential Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVK) to gather them into TRIFOOD and gather the SFURTI department into a larger enterprise. Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) is a program under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). ♦ Once VDVK is activated in these 1,500 villages, the goal of the plan is to achieve 2 billion sales in the next 12 months. ♦ These teams will also identify tribal craftsmen and other groups and use them as suppliers so that they can enter a larger market through the Tribes India network (including physical stores and TribesIndia.com). ♦ TRIFOOD program is a joint program of the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED to promote the value-added of MFP.  

    Godavari to be Released in Irrigation Canals

    6 days ago
    Godavari water will flow from the site of the Polavaram Irrigation Project to the irrigation canals in the Godavari region in the east and west until April 15, 2021 against the deadline March 31, 2021 and work on cofferdam is scheduled to commence in April. Godavari River: ♦ The Godavari River is the largest peninsula in the entire river system of India. It is also known as Daxin Ganges. ♦ The Godavari River flows from Trimbakeshwar near Nashik, Maharashtra, flows for about 1,465 kilometers, and then discharges into the Bay of Bengal. ♦ The Godavari Basin extends to the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa, as well as the combined states of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry Smaller areas of the kingdom. ♦ Ganga's Tributaris are Pravara, Purna, Manjra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita (the combined traffic of Wainganga, Penganga, Wardha), Indravati, Maner and Sabri. ♦ Kumbh Mela also occurred on the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik. ♦ A cofferdam is defined as a temporary barrier in or near a body of water, which can dehydrate, divert or dam the water in the enclosed area. ♦ The Polavaram project is located in Andhra Pradesh on the Godavari River near the village of Polavaram. It is a multi-purpose irrigation project because once completed, the project will provide irrigation revenue and generate hydroelectric power. ♦ Sadarmatt Anicut, which straddles the Godavari River, is one of two irrigation projects in the International Commission for Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Register of Traditional Irrigation Structures. ♦ The Inchampalli project was proposed on the Godavari River about 12 kilometres downstream from the confluence of Indravati & the Godavari River (Andhra Pradesh). ♦ Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP): The Sriram Sagar Project is a multi-purpose project located on the opposite bank of the Godavari River near Pochampad in Telangana Nizamabad District.  

    International Virtual Election Visitors Programme 2021 - IVEP

    6 days ago
    The Indian Electoral Commission hosted the 2021 International Virtual Election Visitor Program (IVEP). About IVEP: ♦ The programe is hosted by ECI for the election management bodies of 26 other countries and three international organizations. ♦ IEVP 2021 provides participants with a broad picture of the Indian election process, ECI’s new initiatives in voter facilitation, the transparency and accessibility of the electoral system, ECI’s response to the changing needs of training and capacity building, and the the new formats necessitated by COVID-19 and provides insights about the elections in the states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.  

    Babu Jagjivan Ram 5th April

    6 days ago
    Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his Jayanti. About Jagjivan Ram: ♦ Jagjivan Ram was born in Chandwa, Bihar, to a Dalit family. He goes to school in the nearby town of Arrah, and this is the first time he has faced discrimination.  Jagjivan Ram met the scholar Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, in 1925 and he was greatly inspired by him.  In 1935, he proposed at the Hindu Mahasabha that drinking water wells and temples should be open to people who are inaccessible. He also participated in the freedom movement and was imprisoned in the Quit India movement. ♦ When Jawaharlal Nehru established an interim government, Jagjivan Ram became his youngest minister. After independence, he was appointed as the country's first labor minister. He also holds various other investment portfolios, including railways, food and agriculture, transportation and communications, irrigation and defense. When Morarji Desai was prime minister after the emergency, he also served as deputy prime minister of India. He is a champion of social equality and equal rights for the depressed class. He died on July 6, 1986. His memorial in the crematorium is called "Samata Sthal".  

    Chenab Bridge Indian Railways

    6 days ago
    The Indian Railways completed the closure of the arches of the iconic Chenab Bridge. Highlights: ♦ Chenab Bridge is a steel and concrete arch bridge of the Indian Railways.  ♦ The Chenab Bridge between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi districts of Jammu & Kashmir is under construction. ♦ The Chenab Bridge is being built on the Chenab River.  ♦ The Chenab Bridge is 1315 m long and 359 m high above the river bed level. ♦ The bridge is part of the 272km Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Connection Project (USBRL). The northern railway is constructing it. Features: ♦ The steel arch is an important part of the Chenab Bridge. It consists of a steel box. It will be filled with concrete to improve stability. ♦ The bridge will be able to withstand earthquakes of magnitude eight and high-intensity explosions. ♦ The bridge can withstand high wind speeds of 266 kilometers per hour. ♦ Significance: Once completed, this bridge will become the highest railway bridge in the world.  

    Third Phase of eCourts Project

    6 days ago
    Under the auspices of the Supreme Court of India, the eCommittee Supreme Court has prepared a draft vision document for the third phase of the e-court project. About eCourts Project: ♦ The eCourt project is a mission model project undertaken by the Department of Justice of the GoI. The electronic court project is conceptualized based on the "2005 National Policy and Action Plan for the Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judicial System" submitted by the electronic committee of the Supreme Court of India aims to change the Indian judiciary through the ICT of the court. ♦ This project is a pan-Indian mission model project, funded and supervised by the Department of Justice for district courts across the country. ♦ The project aims to provide designated services for litigants, lawyers and judicial institutions through the universal computerization of districts and lower courts, as well as the upgrade of the ICT infrastructure of the High Court and the Supreme Court. Objectives of the Project: ♦ Provide efficient and time-limited citizen-centric service delivery in accordance with the regulations of eCourt Project Litigant. ♦ Develop, install and implement decision support systems in the courts. ♦ To automate the process to provide transparency of information to stakeholders. ♦ Improve judicial productivity in quality and quantity, making judicial delivery systems affordable, accessible, cost-effective, predictable, reliable and transparent.  

    Encounter with Naxalites - Chhattisgarh

    6 days ago
    The Home Minister pays tribute to the police officers who had trouble with the Naxalites in Chhattisgarh in April 2021. Highlights: ♦ A joint force of more than 2,000 independent security forces launched an important anti-Nazi operation in the Bijapur and Sukma areas of the South Bastar Forest, considered a Maoist base. ♦ The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), its elite unit CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action), Special Task Force (STF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel participated in operations launched from five locations.  

    Tribes India Contest by TRIFED

    8 days ago
    TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Market Development Association Limited), the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Indian government launched two interesting competitions for the tribal people. They are the Become a Brand Ambassador of the Indian Tribe and Become a Friend of the Indian Tribe contest. The competition was initiated jointly with MyGov.in. Highlights: ♦ The launch of the competition is mainly to promote tribal handicrafts, lifestyle and culture. These competitions will help raise public awareness of tribal heritage, handicrafts and arts. With more awareness, citizens will make more contributions to tribal empowerment by buying more tribal products. ♦ Become a brand ambassador for Indian tribes - The contest invited stories featuring tribal products from all over the country. This story should highlight the customer’s experience in using tribal products. ♦ Become a "friend" of TRIBES INDIA - This is a quiz contest about Indian culture. ♦ Tribes account for 8% of India's population. However, they are the most vulnerable part of society. A general attitude prevailing among the public is that tribes must be taught and helped. However, the fact is that tribal residents have many ways to educate Indian cities. Their handicrafts, arts and skills need to be preserved and promoted.  ♦ The competition will help achieve these goals. The competition is mainly organized by TRIFED. TRIFED is committed to improving the lives of tribal people. ♦ Van Dhan Yojana was launched in 2018. Its purpose is to promote the production of secondary forest products by establishing Van Dhan Vikas Kendras. These Kendra provide training facilities, infrastructure support, skills building support, and working capital for tribal residents. In August 2020, TRIFED and the Ministry of Food Processing Industry jointly launched the TRIFOOD project. These TRIFOOD parks are operated together with Van Dhan Yojana. In March 2020, the Technology for Tribes program was launched. It aims to provide training for forest product collectors. The plan enables tribal entrepreneurs to use marketable products to run their own businesses. Van Dhan Samajik Doori Jagrookta Abhiyan was launched to educate tribal residents about COVID-19 related safety measures. The programme was launched jointly with UNICEF.  

    Judicial Vacancies in High Courts

    8 days ago
    The Supreme Court has asked the government to clarify the status of the 55 recommendations made by colleges and universities (Collegium) regarding judicial appointments to the High courts. Highlights: Appointment of Judges: ♦ Article 124(2): The President of India shall appoint judges after consulting with the necessary number of SC/HC judges. To appoint any judge of SC (except CJI), CJI must be consulted. ♦ For the purpose of negotiation, the collegium system was formally established in the three judge cases in 1981, 1993 and 1998. ♦ The collegium appointing SC judges is composed of the CJI and 4 senior-most judges of SC. ♦ After the Third Judge's Case in 1998, a Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) was established to provide a procedure for the Collegium to recommend the name of the chief executive. ♦ The President of India can accept the recommendation or send it back for reconsideration. The proposal for reconsideration must be accepted by the President.  

    National Policy For Rare Diseases

    8 days ago
    The Union Health Minister approves the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021. About the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021: ♦ The Rare Disease Policy aims to reduce the high cost of treatment of rare diseases by paying more attention to indigenous research with the help of the national consortium convened by the Department of Health Research of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ♦ Increasing research and development focus and local drug production will reduce the cost of treatment of rare diseases. ♦ The policy also envisages the establishment of a rare disease registration system based on national hospitals so that there is enough data to define rare diseases and conduct research and development related to rare diseases in the country. ♦ The policy also focuses on early screening and prevention through primary and secondary health care infrastructure (for example, health and wellness centers and District Early Intervention Centers (DEIC)) and counselling for high-risk parents.  

    Military Farms - Indian Army Has Closed Them

    10 days ago
    After 132 years of service, the Indian army closed its military farm on March 31. The military farm is a farm established to provide hygienic milk to the entire British Indian garrison. Highlights: ♦ Now that the military farm has been closed, all farm officials and workers have been redeployed within the ministry to continue to provide services to the organization. ♦ Various proposals to close the farm have been made in the past. ♦ In 2012, the Quarter Master General branch proposed to close. ♦ After this, the DB Shekatkar (retd) Committee again recommended the closure of the farm in December 2016. ♦ The first military farm was established in Allahabad on February 1, 1889. ♦ After independence, 30,000 cattle have been added to 130 farms across India. ♦ In the 1990s, even farms were established in Leh and Kargil. ♦ For more than a century, these farms supplied 35 million liters of milk and 25,000 tons of hay every year. ♦ The farm must be located far away from the city, so a farm is needed. ♦ Now, with the expansion of cities, cantonments have also entered towns, and more and more milk is purchased from the open market. ♦ Over the years, people have also discovered various allegations of corruption surrounding the farm. This is also one of the reasons for the closure of the farm. ♦ The farm was also praised for introducing an organized dairy industry in India and pioneering artificial insemination technology for cattle. ♦ These farms provided Yeoman-style services during the 1971 War, supplying milk to the Northern Command on the front lines of the Western and Eastern War and during Operation Kargil.  

    National Council for Teacher Education - NCTE

    10 days ago
    The Union Education Minister of launched the "MyNEP2020" platform of the National Council for Teacher Education Portal. Highlights: ♦ The platform aims to invite suggestions/comments/members from stakeholders to prepare drafts of National Mission for Mentoring Program membership (NMM) and National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST)  ♦ The former form of NCTE was established in 1973 as an advisory body for the central and state governments on all matters related to teacher education. It is not a separate institution, but a department of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). ♦ According to the 1993 National Council for Teacher Education Act, it was established as a statutory body in 1995. ♦ According to the provisions of the National Policy on Education (NPE) in 1986, it was given statutory powers because it could not effectively perform basic supervisory functions in an early form. Objectives: ♦ Coordinating academic activities related to teacher education ♦ Develop curriculum framework and syllabus ♦ Formulate guidelines for conducting academic activities in TEI ♦ Conduct research in the field of teacher education ♦ To provide resource support in the field of teacher education ♦ Develop a database on all aspects of teacher education  

    Utkala Dibasa on 1st April - Odisha

    10 days ago
    The Prime Minister paid tribute to the people of Odisha in Utkala Dibasa. Highlights: ♦ Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Day is celebrated on April 1 every year to mark the state’s separation from Bihar and Odisha in 1936. ♦ At that time, the Presidential Palace of Madras also added Koraput and Ganjam. ♦ The leaders of the movement called for the establishment of separate states in all regions that speak Odia, including Madhusudan Das, Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Sri Ram Chandra Bhanj Deo, etc. ♦ This day is also known as Vishuva Milan.  

    GoI Declares 14th April as Public Holiday

    10 days ago
    The central government announced that April 14 is the birthday of Dr. BR Ambedkar as a public holiday. Dr. BR Ambedkar is the sculptor of the Constitution of India, and the country already celebrates his birthday with Ambedkar Jayanti's birthday every year.  The government has announced that starting from April 14 this year, it will be declared a public holiday. April 14, 2021 is the 130th anniversary of Ambedkar's birth. Babasaheb Ambedkar: The original name of Babasaheb Ambedkar was Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Ambedkar's father Ramji Sakpal was a Subedar in the army, and his mother Bhimbai Kapal was a housewife. The family settled in Mumbai in 1897, and Babasaheb enrolled in Elphinstone High School. After enrollment, he enrolled in Elphinstone College in 1907. He graduated from Bombay University in 1912 with a degree in economics and political science. Babasaheb Ambedkar is a famous social reformer and icon of Dalits. He clearly opposes the inequality, injustice and discrimination faced by Dalit members. Babasaheb Ambedkar died on December 6, 1956. In 1990, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna (Highest civilian award in India).  

    Forest Governance by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    11 days ago
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations & the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean have released a new report entitled "Indigenous and Tribal People's Forest Governance". Highlights: ♦ In the Caribbean and Latin America, the rate of deforestation in indigenous and tribal areas is low. ♦ Based on more than 300 studies published in the past two decades, the new report emphasizes that indigenous and tribal people are generally better forest protectors than those responsible for other forests in the area. ♦ Indigenous and tribal peoples and forests on their territories play an important role in regional and global climate action and the fight against hunger, poverty and malnutrition. ♦ The carbon storage in these regions accounts for 1/3 of the carbon storage in the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean, and 14% of the carbon storage in the global tropical forests. ♦ The best results were found in indigenous territories where the land is recognized as having collective legal ownership: Between 2000 and 2012, the deforestation rate in these areas of Brazil, Bolivia and the Colombian Amazon was only 1/2 of other land Up to 1/3 of forests with similar ecological characteristics.  

    Article 244(A) Of The Constitution Tribal Areas of Assam

    11 days ago
    Rahul Gandhi (Congress leader) promised in a video that Article 244 (A) of the Constitution will be implemented to safeguard the interests of the people in most tribal areas of Assam. Highlights: Article 244(A) of the Constitution: ♦ Article 244(A) of the Constitution allows the establishment of "autonomous states" in certain tribal areas of Assam. ♦ The Congress government inserted it into the Constitution in 1969. ♦ It also includes the provisions of the legislature and the Council of Ministers. ♦ The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution (Articles 244(2) and 275(1)) is a special provision that allows the implementation of decentralized and greater governance in certain tribal areas in the northeast through autonomous councils managed by elected representatives. If we talk about Assam, then Karbi Anglong, West Karbi, Dima Hasao and the mountainous areas of the Bodo territories are all within the provisions of the sixth schedule. ♦ On the other hand, Article 244(A) provides more autonomous power for tribal areas.  

    All India Survey On Migrant Workers

    11 days ago
    The Minister of Labor marked the field work of the "All India Migrant Workers and AQEES Survey". Highlights: ♦ All India Migrant Workers and AQEES Survey are the two of the five all-India surveys that the Labour Bureau will conduct this year. ♦ All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES) is one of the surveys. ♦ About the Five All India Surveys: ♦ All-India Survey on Domestic Workers (DW) ♦ All-India Survey on Migrant Workers ♦ All-India Survey on Employment Generated by Professionals ♦ All-India Survey on Employment Generated in Transport Sector ♦ All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey  

    PLI Scheme For Food Processing Industry

    11 days ago
    The Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for the Food Processing Industries Highlights: ♦ The Production Linked Incentive Scheme for the Food Processing Industries was approved by the Cabinet is to support the establishment of a world food manufacturing champion commensurate with India's natural resource, and to support the development of Indian food brands in the international market. ♦ The scheme has been launched and the cost is Rs. 109 million. ♦ This is a Central Sector Scheme. ♦ The objectives of the Scheme is to support food manufacturers to have a prescribed minimum sales volume, and be willing to expand processing capacity and establish brands abroad with the minimum prescribed investment to incentivize the emergence of powerful Indian brands. The purpose is to: ♦ To support the creation of a global food manufacturing champion; ♦ Strengthen selected Indian food brands to increase global visibility and gain wider acceptance in the international market; ♦ Increase employment opportunities for non-agricultural work; and ♦ Ensure the remuneration price of agricultural products and higher income of farmers.  

    Government Issues Unique Land Parcel Identification Number ULPIN Pin

    12 days ago
    The central government plans to issue a 14-digit identification number for each piece of land in India within one year. Highlights: ♦ Subsequently, it will integrate its land records database with income court records and bank records and Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis. ♦ In 2021, Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme was launched in 10 states ♦ It will be promoted across India in March 2022 ♦ It is described as a " the Aadhaar for land "-this number will uniquely identify each land under investigation and prevent land fraud, especially in rural India ♦ The identification will be based on the longitude and latitude of the plot and will depend on detailed surveys and geo-referenced cadastral maps. ♦ This is the next step of the "Digital Indian Land Record Modernization Program" (DILRMP), which started in 2008 and has expanded several times as the scope expands.  

    Investment Opportunities In Indias Healthcare Sector Report

    12 days ago
    Investment Opportunities in India's Healthcare Sector Report was released by NITI Ayog. Highlights: ♦ The report outlines investment opportunities in various areas of healthcare in India, including hospitals, medical equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare, and medical value travel. ♦ Since 2016, India's healthcare industry has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 22%. ♦ At this rate, it is expected to reach US$372 billion by 2022. ♦ In the hospital field, private companies expand to secondary and tertiary locations outside of large cities, providing attractive investment opportunities  

    State Day Of Rajasthan Is On 30th March

    12 days ago
    The Prime Minister paid tribute to the people of Rajasthan on State Day. About formation of Rajasthan: ♦ Every year State Day of Rajasthan is celebrated on 30th March. ♦ Rajasthan, formerly known as Rajputana, was established on March 30, 1949. ♦ The state is mainly composed of Rajputs lands, including 19 former princely states, two chiefships and the Ajmer-Merwara districts of the British. ♦ On August 15, 1947, the princely states was merged into the union of India, but the reunification could only be completed later. ♦ The 4 princely states of Alwar, Dhaulpur, Karauli, and Bharatpur formed the Matsya Union and it was established on March 17, 1948. ♦ The Rajasthan Union was established in March 25th, 1948 by the union of states: Banswara, Bundi, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kishangarh, Pratapgarh, Shahpura, Tonk, and Kota. ♦ The emperor of Udaipur decided to join the Rajasthan Union three days after the establishment of the Rajasthan Union. ♦ Rajasthan State is established and inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on April 18, 1948. ♦ On March 30, 1949, the four states will be forthcoming Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer joined this integration, and the area was later called Greater Rajasthan. ♦ The Matsya Union merged with Rajasthan on May 15, 1949. ♦ So far, the only state-Sirohi has not yet joined the federation and later it was joined the Federation on 26th January, 1950. ♦ During the state reorganization in 1956, the Ajmer-Merwara region merged with Rajasthan, while Bhanpura Tehsil in Madhya Pradesh and Abu Tehsil in Gujarat also merged with Rajasthan at that time.  

    DSIR-PRISM Scheme Inaugurated Virtually

    12 days ago
    In India, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) held a publicity and publicity campaign for the Ministry of Science and Industrial Research-Promoting the innovation of individuals, start-ups and MSME (DSIR-PRISM) programs.  Highlights: ♦ DSIR-PRISM has been supporting individual innovators to achieve inclusive development in India. PRISM extends its support to any citizen of the country through direct revenue transfer in core technology areas (such as water, affordable health care, green technology, sewage treatment, industrially available smart materials, clean energy, waste-to-rich), Which is in line with our national goals. ♦ Minister of Alliance Science and Technology, Earth Science and Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the Alignment and Awareness Event for Publicity of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research – Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Startups & MSMEs (DSIR-PRISM) scheme. ♦ The DSIR of the Ministry of Science and Technology cooperates with three important national programs, namely the Ministry of Education Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA); the Ministry of Education Smart India Hackathon (SIH) and the RuTAG of the Delhi IIT organized Alignment and Awareness event for DSIR-PRISM. ♦ Approximately 3,500 institutions and 50,000 innovators. Participated in the virtual coordination and awareness activities of DSIR-PRISM. ♦ The award is divided into two stages: the first stage and the second stage. The award includes the initial innovation phase and advanced enterprise setup phase through DSIR outreach and cluster innovation centers available throughout India.  ♦ The subsidy for the first phase is approximately Rs. Rs 200,000 is Rs. 2 million rupees, the highest rupees for the second stage is 5000000.  

    Utkal Divas is on 1st April

    12 days ago
    Each and every year, Odisha celebrates Utkal Divas on April 1. The tradition of this celebration has a history of 84 years. The Statehood Day of Odisha is celebrated as Utkal Divas. Odisha: ♦ As the ninth-largest state, the state has rich mineral resources. It is a major supplier of raw materials such as coal and iron ore, and its raw materials are distributed all over the country. On April 1, 193 Odisha state was established. It was established as a British Indian Province on April 1, 1936. It was named Orissa. The English name was changed to Odisha on 4th November 2011. ♦ In the 3rd century BC, the state was ruled by Emperor Ashoka. Later it was ruled by Harsha's and other monarchs. In the 8th century, the state was called the kingdom of Kosala and Utkala. Even today, the anniversary of the founding of the nation is celebrated as "Utkal Divas". In the late 16th century, Odisha was ruled by the Sultanate of Bengal. In the mid-18th century, Odisha was under the rule of Marathas. After the Carthage War, it was ruled by the Madras Presidency of the British.  

    Van Dhan Yojana TRIFED

    12 days ago
    TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the Dammam and Diu governments to implement the MSP scheme for MFP and Van Dhan Yojana Highlights: ♦ MFP's MSP is a flagship program of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, which aims to provide remuneration and fair prices for collectors of tribal forest products. ♦ The fair price provided was almost three times the fair price they could get, which tripled their total income. In the past year, it successfully injected 3 billion rupees into the tribal economy and became a beacon of tribal change. ♦ Van Dhan Yojana (VDY) is an integral part of the plan, which promotes the value-added, branding and marketing of MFP by establishing Van Dhan Kendras to promote the creation of sustainable livelihoods for forest-based tribes. ♦ The Van Dhan internship program organized by TRIFED led by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs was recently launched by the government. ♦ At the state level, it is conceivable that the State Nodal Agency and District collectors of the MFP will play a key role in the implementation of the plan at the grassroots level. ♦ Kendras proposes to be managed locally by a Managing Committee (SHG) composed of representatives of Van Dhan SHG in the cluster. ♦ According to this plan, TRIFED will promote the establishment of multi-purpose Van Dhan Vikas Kendras led by MFPs in tribal areas (a cluster of 10 SHGs, each of which is composed of 30 tribal MFP collectors).  

    MICE Roadshow-Meet In India" Chhatrasal Convention Center

    12 days ago
    The "Chhatrasal Convention Center" in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh was completed Opening ceremony: Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Developed by the Ministry of Tourism Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Highlights: The Ministry of Tourism has formulated the "Iconic Tourist Destination Development Scheme" as a Central Sector Scheme to take a holistic approach to the development of the country's 19 iconic destinations. They will also launch the "MICE Touring Exhibition-Meet in India" brand and roadmap in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, to promote India as a MICE destination (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions).  

    India Provides COVID-19 Vaccine To The United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF)

    12 days ago
    India has fulfilled its promise to provide 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the UNPKF worldwide and the shipment to Copenhagen. About UN Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF): ♦ UN peacekeepers provide security and political and peacebuilding support to help countries achieve the difficult and early transition from conflict to peace. ♦ Principles: (1) All parties agree; (2) Fairness; (3) No use of force except for self-defense and defense tasks ♦ Status: Currently, 12 United Nations peacekeeping operations are deployed. ♦ For its service, the UN peacekeeping operation also won the Nobel Peace Prize. ♦ United Nations Peacekeeping Force are often called Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets.  

    Startups Led By Women Develop Products For Low-Cost Internet In Rural Areas

    12 days ago
    A women-led start-up company "Astrome" has developed in-depth technology to provide reliable low-cost Internet services in rural areas. Highlights: ♦ Astrome has developed an innovative wireless product that can provide fiber-like bandwidth at a fraction of the cost of fiber to help telecom operators provide reliable low-cost Internet services to suburban and rural areas. ♦ The wireless product called Giga Mesh enables telecom operators to deploy quality, high-speed rural telecom infrastructure at five times lower than original cost ♦ In-depth technology startups were incubated at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and supported by the DST-ABI Women’s Entrepreneurship Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India. ♦ The product has been patented in India and the United States (US). About that product: ♦ Giga Mesh, a multi-beam E-band product, integrates 6 point-to-point E-band radios, thereby spreading the cost of equipment across multiple links, thereby reducing capital expenditures. ♦ Mlti-Gbps data and long-range throughput on each link are provided by the radio. ♦ Functions such as automatic link alignment, dynamic power allocation between links, and remote link formation can help operators significantly reduce operating expenses.  

    Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, gets Assent

    13 days ago
    On March 28, 2021, the Delhi Act (Amendment), 2021, the lieutenant governor given priority by the elected government, the Capital Territory government received approval from President Ramnath Kovind. Highlights: ♦ This bill amends Articles 21, 24, 33 and 44 of the previous bills of 1991. All in all, it said that the “government” in the Delhi NCT refers to the Deputy Governor of Delhi (LG). ♦ The bill says that LG should be consulted before making any administrative decision based on the decision of the cabinet or any minister. The bill also authorizes LG to have discretion in matters that the Legislative Assembly makes laws. ♦ It prohibits the General Assembly and its committees from making rules to start affairs related to day-to-day administration or to make inquiries about administrative decisions. ♦ The 1991 "Existing Law" allows the Legislative Assembly to make laws on all matters except public order, police and land. ♦ According to Article 239AA of the Constitution promulgated by the 69th Amendment in 1991, Delhi is a federal territory with a legislative assembly.  

    Implementation of 13th Amendment

    13 days ago
    Speaking at the "Discussion with the Village" event in southern Matara, the Gotabaya appears to be a response to India’s intervention in UN Human Rights Council last week. Although India abstains, India supports the international community calls for a resolution to decentralize political authority, lead to Provincial Assembly Election and Implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment to ensure a certain degree of decentralization to the provinces. Highlights: ♦ This is the result of the "India-Lanka Agreement" signed by the then Prime Minister in July 1987 Rajiv Gandhi and President J.R. Jayawardene tried to solve ethnic conflicts and civil wars. ♦ The 13th amendment leading to the establishment of the Provincial Assembly is guaranteed ♦ A power-sharing arrangement so that all nine provinces of the country can use, Most areas, including the Sinhalese, exercise autonomy. ♦ Education, health, agriculture, housing, land, police and other subjects handed over to the provincial administrative department. ♦ But due to the limitation of financial power and the highest power conferred President, the provincial administration has not made much progress. ♦ Especially there have never been regulations related to police and land implementation.  

    The Labour Bureau Trains Senior Trainers For Five All-India Surveys

    14 days ago
    The Labour Bureau is conducting a series of training programs to launch five "All India Surveys." The Labour Bureau is an affiliated office of the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Highlights: ♦ These surveys are very important because they use information technology to report employment opportunities. All of these India surveys have separate important goals. ♦ All-India Survey on Domestic Workers: The main purpose of this survey is to determine the proportion of domestic workers in the labor force of major states. ♦ All India survey on Migrant Workers: The main purpose of this survey is to determine the number of migrant workers in the country. ♦ All-India Professional Employment Survey: The main purpose of this survey is to determine the strength of active professionals in the country. ♦ All-India Quarterly Establishment- based Employment: The main purpose of this survey is to determine the relative changes in the employment situation in the country for consecutive quarters. ♦ All India survey on employment created in the transport sector: The main purpose is to assess the employment created in the transport sector in India.  

    Ruins Of Garhwal Forts And Fortalices

    14 days ago
    A study identified 193 locations, which are intact or distributed in the northern, eastern and southern regions of the Garhwal Himalayas, with Garhwal fortresses and forts. This is the first of its kind. A total of 36 main fortresses and 12 prominent fortress groups have been identified. Highlights: ♦ In the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, most of the medieval fortresses were strategically built to form clusters. ♦ These fortresses date back to the Common Era (CE) in the 8th century and were built in valleys, ridges and prominent mountain tops at different elevations, some of which exceed the average sea level (MSL) of the Garhwal Himalayas by 3000 meters. ♦ These well-connected forts were built during or after the fall of the Katyuri dynasty. ♦ King Katyuri is the medieval ruling family of Uttarakhand, India. They ruled the area now known as Cumaion from 700 to 1200 AD. ♦ The Katyuri dynasty was created by Vashudev Katyuri (sometimes spelled Vasu Dev or Basu Dev). ♦ At its peak, the Katuri dynasty of Kumarn extended from Sikkim in the east to Kabul in Afghanistan in the west, and then split into numerous duchy in the 12th century.  

    No Proposal To Implement The Panchayat System In The Sixth Schedule Area Of Assam

    15 days ago
    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed Lob Sabha: Currently, there is no proposal to implement the Panchayat system in the sixth schedule area of Assam. Highlights: Sixth Schedule of the Constitution: ♦ It protects tribal residents and provides autonomy for communities by establishing an autonomous development committee, which can formulate laws related to land, public health, agriculture, etc. ♦ Currently, there are 10 autonomous committees in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. ♦ Specific tribal areas in Assam: North Cachar Hills, Karbi Anglong and Bodoland Territorial Area  ♦ Specific tribal areas in Meghalaya: Khasi Hills, Jaintiya Hills and Garo Hills  ♦ Tribal areas in Tripura ♦ Specific tribal areas in Mizoram: Chakma, Mara and Lai districts Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019: ♦ In January 2019, the Cabinet approved amendments to increase the administrative and financial powers of the Autonomous Council. ♦ The Constitution (Amendment No. 125) Bill, 2019, was subsequently introduced in the Rajya Sabha in February 2019 for the elected Village Municipal Councils. ♦ The proposed bill is still being implemented. The State Election Commission will elect the Autonomous Committee, Village and Municipal Committees.  

    Launch Of Tribal TB Initiative

    15 days ago
    The launch of "TB Tribe Initiative" to pursue TB Mukt Bharat. Ministry: Ministry of Health Highlights: ♦ Also released the "Guidelines for the Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Tuberculosis", a special edition of the Tribal Ministry's publication "ALEKH" on Tuberculosis, and a document on the "Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative". ♦ There are more than 104 million tribal population living in 705 tribes in India, accounting for 8.6% of the Indian population. ♦ 177 tribal districts have been identified as high priority districts, where remoteness, malnutrition, poor living conditions and lack of awareness make the tribal population vulnerable to tuberculosis. ♦ Initially, the activities of the joint plan will be concentrated in 161 districts in 18 identified States. ♦ This will include the regular implementation of active tuberculosis cases detection, the provision of TB Preventive Therapy (IPT) for identified vulnerable groups, and the establishment of long-term mechanisms to reduce vulnerability.  

    Launch Of Central Scrutiny Centre

    17 days ago
    The Minister of Finance launched the Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) to review user files. About the Central Scrutiny Centre: ♦ CSC is a program of the Corporate Affairs Ministry that aims to check user records through a direct process. ♦ The purpose of launching CSC is to ensure that data quality is not affected and is free of defects. ♦ CSC will first carefully check the documents submitted by users in the straight-through process, identify data quality problems and irregularities, and communicate them with the relevant company registry so that corrective measures can be taken to restore the authenticity and correctness of the data, and can be seamlessly shared with other regulatory agencies if necessary.  

    Auctions For Commercial Coal Mining

    17 days ago
    India launched the second batch of commercial coal mining auctions. Highlights: ♦ Second batch of auctions was launched by India for commercial coal mines, offering 67 coal mines for sale. ♦ Since the start of the auction system in 2014, this is the largest number of mines offered in a specific tranche auction. ♦ Of the 67 mines provided by the Ministry of Coal, 23 are stipulated in the CM (SP) Act and 44 are stipulated in the MMDR Act. ♦ The coal mines provided include mix of mines with small reserves and large reserves, coking and non-coking mines, and distribution in six states (Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh) fully and partially explored coal mines.  

    Green Zone Sites Approved For Drone Operations

    17 days ago
    34 Green Zone sites were approved for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) -compatible drone operations. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the licensing of drone operations for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) in another 34 green areas to facilitate, simplify and promote drone operations in the country. ♦ The approved location allows drones to be used up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL). ♦ These areas are in addition to the 26 green zone sites approved in February 2021 and the 6 green zone sites approved in April 2020. NPNT Compliance: ♦ According to the regulations of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), “NPNT or ‘No Permission – No Take-off’" compliance enables all remotely piloted aircraft (except Nano) to obtain a valid permit through the Digital Sky platform before operating in India. ♦ This further allows the drone to be unable to operate until the necessary approvals. ♦ When flying in these approved "green zones", you can know the time and location of the flight just through the Digital Sky portal or app. ♦ The framework requires users to register on an online portal, which is a national unmanned traffic management system for remotely piloting aircraft. ♦ The flight of drones in green zones sites should meet the applicable conditions of the 2021 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules.  

    AYUSH Ministry Sets Up A Team To Explore The Potential Of Yoga

    17 days ago
    The AYUSH Ministry has established an interdisciplinary expert group to explore the potential of yoga as a tool to increase people's productivity. Highlights: ♦ The high-level interdisciplinary committee established by the AYUSH Ministry of the Government of India will discuss the aspects of yoga that increase productivity. ♦ The committee was established through a video conference on March 24, 2021. ♦ The committee is chaired by Dr. H. R Nagendra, President of SVYASA. Its members include representatives of AIIMS New Delhi, IIT Mumbai, IIM Bangalore, several leading yoga institutions, corporate departments and AYUSH ministry. ♦ Although the benefits of yoga have been widely accepted by its practitioners, its productivity aspect, that is, its role in providing employees with better performance in the workplace, has largely been untapped. ♦ As employers are struggling to cope with this situation and strive to improve the health of the workplace, this aspect has become particularly important given the increasing physical and psychological stress on employees due to the current pandemic. ♦ High-level interdisciplinary committee committee is expected to submit its preliminary recommendations by May 2021.  

    National Creche Scheme For Working Mothers

    17 days ago
    At present, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Creches under the “National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers” are currently not functioning in the country. Highlights: ♦ The National Creche Scheme (formerly known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme) is being implemented through the States/UTs as a centrally sponsored scheme to provide daycare facilities to children of working mothers (age group 6 months to 6 years). ♦ The main goal of the National Creche Scheme are as follows: ♦ Day care facilities, including sleeping facilities ♦ Early stimulation for children under 3 years of age and preschool education for children from 3 to 6 years old. ♦ Nutrition supplement (locally sourced) ♦ Growth monitoring ♦ Health check-ups and immunization  

    Development Of Iconic Tourist Destinations Scheme

    17 days ago
    In order to promote India as a destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with Madhya Pradesh Tourism Authority and India Convention Promotion Bureau, organized the "Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions(MICE) Roadshow-Meeting in India" Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is one of the country’s iconic tourist attractions. About Development of Iconic Tourist Destinations Scheme: ♦ This is a central sector scheme that aims to adopt a holistic approach to develop 19 iconic destinations identified in the country. ♦ The tourist attractions identified as landmark destinations under the scheme are: ♦ Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh) ♦ Ajanta Caves & Ellora Caves (Maharashtra) ♦ Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort & Qutub Minar (Delhi) ♦ Colva Beach (Goa) ♦ Amer Fort (Rajasthan) ♦ Somnath , Dholavira & Statue of Unity (Gujarat) ♦ Khajuraho (MP) ♦ Hampi (Karnataka) ♦ Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu) ♦ Kaziranga (Assam) ♦ Kumarakom (Kerala) ♦ Konark (Odisha) ♦ Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar) ♦ The purpose of the scheme is to promote the influx of tourism in India and become a model for other tourist destinations. ♦ The focus of the government is to promote the overall development of these sites from the perspective of tourism. It includes basic amenities, such as a large number of water and toilet facilities, as well as the development of infrastructures, such as roads, hotels, lodges, connectivity and passages. ♦ The nodal agency of the scheme is the Ministry of Tourism, and other departments (such as civil aviation, railways, etc.) are also involved. ♦ In order to maintain international standards, the places in and around the monuments will have global accessibility, sustainable and green technology, and an integral part of improving the safety of tourists.  

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